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The Perfect Stranger (2005)

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The Perfect Stranger (2005)


Pamela Brumley
Jefferson Moore

Directed by Jefferson Moore and Shane Sooter

The Perfect Stranger came out before The Encounter (exactly five years before) and I think, The Encounterdid justice to what The Perfect Stranger tried to pass across.

Although I saw The Encounter (2010) first, I still appreciated the work Jefferson Moore did, he took inspiration from David Gregory’s book Dinner With a Perfect Stranger and put together a screenplay that will keep you glued from the beginning to the end if you are interested in the word other than the visuals. Although there are weak points in the script, The Perfect Stranger is still enlightening.

Like The Encounter (2010) the character Jesus addressed major issues that will be on the mind of many, but unlike The Encounter it took it one step further and addressed issues that I bet the makers of The Encounter didn’t want to touch, such issues like, Mohammed and Islam: this movie took on the Islamic faith and explained why it is not the way.
It also took on Idol worshipping (i.e. Hindu, although Hindu is not the only idol worshipping religion) and made us understand that Idol worshipping is not a way to get closer to God.
What I really liked is that it also addressed the issue of Christ being the only way.

The movie plot is straightforward, Nikki Cominsky (Pamela Brumley) is a lawyer with problems in her married life. At work she saw an invitation to come for a dinner outing with Jesus (Jefferson Moore), thinking that it was a joke from her husband she shows up only to meet a man named Jesus, who tells her that He is the real deal, and He took the time to address issues that bothered her faith.

Acting is where the movie starts to go south, the acting in the movie is not so great and then when you add that to the cinematography, what you have is a good movie not well-done.
The movie’s progression (editing) is also another problem, if you are not ready to see this movie through to the end to get the message you will very well sleep off.

Then there is the setting, The Encounter stepped it up, and I believe it is because of financing. Budget was what made The Encounter a good watch, and budget is what made this movie not step up to meet the required criteria that will make many recommend this movie for everyone to see.

My conclusion is that, you should see this movie for the message not the visuals, it is good for the soul.


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